Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Week 2 In Granite
Hola Familia! I'm doing well out here. we had a wedding this past week so that was exciting. its sad to see how many people there are here that are living together but arent married. we also had 2 baptisms from our district so that was good too. Last night we went to temple square with one of our investigators larenzo. Hes about 25. he seemed to really like it and understand the things that we taught him. we watched God's Plan, the new video they have at temple square, and at the end we asked him to committ to baptism again. He said no the first lesson we taught him but this time he said yes! soooo July 21 is the goal :) We were out of gas yesterday so we walked. while we were walking we ran into this guy named Craig. He was sitting under a tree. Huge guy with lots of tatoos. Pretty scary but we are called to talk to EVERYONE. sooo we went and talked to him and it turns out that he was a member. but less active. he'd done a lot of bad things. he said that he found Jesus again two years ago. he said i may not look like it but i am a really sensitive person to the spirit. so we taught him a little bit and tried to motivate him to come to church again. he got up to leave but then we sang I am a child of God and he stayed and said that he really needed to hear that song today. then we said a prayer and he said we were welcome in his apartment anytime. times like that make me really excited on the mission. This past week was kind of uneventful but im hoping that this upcoming week brings more things to come. There are so many things that you learn here on the mission. One of the things ive been working on the most is developing charity. you need to learn to truely love everyone here on the mission. if you dont, you cant be guided by the spirit and you cant teach as effectively. its not easy but it is definitely worth it. This week i want to to challenge each of you to think of three people in your life that you have a hard time getting along with. pray every night for that person and pray for the lord to help you to gain charity for this person. will you all do that? as a diciple of Jesus Christ and as one of his representatives I promise you that you will feel the spirit more strongly and that you will be guided to know what to do. I also promise that the lord will help you to develop charity. pray for trial because they help you to grow and become the person that the lord knows you can be. most importantly, pray that you can allow the lord to mold you because he will and he will help you become a better person than you could have become on your own. I hope you are seeking to serve others in Texas just as much as i am here. the missions great, im learning a lot, im helping a lot of people, and the lord is guiding me and protecting me as i am doing His work. Love you.